Posts tagged Nacional Records
El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado - El Tesoro

It's been a while since I've posted anything from El Mató A Un Policia Motorizado (Argentina) but they are back! Their new album titled La Síntesis O’Konor on Nacional Records (June 23rd) is coming up and lucky for anyone with ears, I'm fortunate to be premiering 'El Tesoro' which is a new track off their upcoming album. Listen below and escape into the melodic guitars and lose yourself in what might be your favorite new song to leave on repeat. It's such a clean yet fuzzy sound that just makes you crank up the volume and lose yourself in between the guitars and bass as Santiago's voice carries you around the music-scape.
No estoy seguro de cuántas veces he repetido esta canción, jaja... que canción muchachones! Also peep out their spacey album art after the video and let them know what you think on Twitter!

El Mato a un Policia Motorizado con La Dinastia Scorpio

Argentinean band El Mato a un Policia Motorizado (great name) is coming to the US soon and they are adding some tracks to 'La Dinastia Scorpio', their previously released album is now new again with 4 extra songs. This is such a comfortable album, in a good way of course. While digging thru code and layouts I was also digging their sound and it made time fly and my play counts rise. From the first track 'Mujeres Bellas y Fuertes', off-kilter 'Prenderte Fuero' and the trippy 'Nuevos Discos', it's all fun and yet another reason why I'm loving spanish rock much more as of late. There's always that "thing" that's turned me off about some Latino rock bands then forgiving certain things because I just knew they were ultimately good, I think in the time that we live in and the rock (like this) that is literally exploding out of everywhere, we are lucky that we can all hear it loud and clear.

While still rockin', it also has a folky feel to it that soothes the overall album sound where you'll not want to skip a track. I had 'Yoni' and 'Noche Negra' on repeat for about half an hour, at the same time that it sounds funny, this is exactly one of those albums where if you lose the cd somewhere and then find it it'll light up your day. The love song 'El Fuego Que Hemos Construido' has a great twinkle in sound where it feels like it was made with true emotion, you can see it play in your head as the guy sings to the girl as the beautiful guitar sways at 5:24. A good deal of Harmony oozes out of 'El Dia del Huracan' then they end the album with 'El Magnetismo' and it makes you feel alone while still wanting to protect. Well done guys.

I'm bummed I won't be able to see their US debut at the Mercury Lounge (NYC) on July 9th, they will also be a part of the LAMC Showcase in acoustic form in SOB's (NYC) on July 11th. This spectacular album goes on sale on July 29th. Thanks to the awesome folks at Nacional Records for helping bring bands like this to the states. They always fight the good fight.

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I have a weird like/dislike relationship with MGMT so when I received this album I was a little skeptical about Astro, which has been compared to the Chilean version of the popular band. However, listening thru the album a few times I've experienced nothing but a fun atmosphere and sounds like the boys had a lot of good times making it. The sound is light hearted with an enjoyable pace, it also has a great sense of energy throughout. From the synth one chord cool sound of 'Ciervos' to the bitmapped 'Miu-Miu' then with 'Nueces de Bangladesh' heavy distorted sound, it has good range and stays sonically interesting from start to finish. Astro's self-titled album is a good nod to Latin music and it's progression towards different sounds, they also remind me a bit of El Guincho with their imaginative lyrics and synths. Sometimes you just want good music without the politics and picking sides, the Astro album is perfect for that and that's what makes it so much fun. If this Indie-Pop group stays on course and keeps developing their sound, Astros' future will bring great joy to everyones ears. While sounding great and all fun, I'd like to hear them explore more of an individual sound for Astro instead of me instantly comparing them because of similar sounds... not that it's a bad thing but you know. Those whom don't speak Spanish might be alienated a little because of the all Spanish lyrics but the sounds will totally carry you over and at the end of the day it's about the music. Mission accomplished. You can buy their album on iTunes now for a cool $7.99. 'Ciervos' is their first single/video off the self-titled album which you can watch below. 

M.I.S. Went 'Politico'

M.I.S. is back and this time there's change for the better with the addition of an actual band in his music, another plus that creates a more genuine sound to 'Politico'. This album features a rambuncious jumping plethora of sounds and lyrics that touch base on the current state of his native Mexico, where a vast amount of hurt and force is playing out and it's gotten thru to Mexican Institute of Sound. Politico still has the quirkiness that Lara is known for and builds upon that with serious words reflecting how he feels the government is being run and what's happening now. So not only has he created another winner sound wise, this time there's more message in his delivery and it speaks loud volumes. Still mixing a part of old Mexico and modern bass of hip shaking fun that's always present, he's stepped to a higher plane with more meaning and STILL can get the people jumping with ease. I've always appreciated the way he can juke you around with different paces and intricate touches that set the mood for each track. You can feel the outdoor party vibe as you listen thru this album and envision tons of people moving and dancing thru the night, for me... that's always a win. Laying out everything from chip tune to folk, cumbia, a real band and that infectious bass, this is an album you can slap the 'phones on or bump in a party and it's a guaranteed crowd shaker. I don't think it's fair for me to pick favorites, there's so much to hear in these 14 tracks that you won't care to pick a favorite because your too busy enjoying the ride. I highly recommend this album for anyone that wants to enjoy music that will get you thinking and at the same time let you get down with it, M.I.S. took a Giant step in a lyrical sense and it still works with his original formula. Buy... it... now.